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Trump, Sanders Win Decisive Victories In New Hampshire's Primary

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 4:03am

In New Hampshire, the night belonged to the two outsiders in the race. Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders both won by large margins. Trump showed he could turn his supporters into voters — an important victory for a candidate whose brand is all about winning. Sander's win was a stunning blow to Hillary Clinton, who won New Hampshire in her 2008 primary race against Barack Obama.

1 Year After N.C. Shooting, Muslims Are More Vocal About Their Faith

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 4:03am

A year after a gunman killed three young Muslims in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, many Muslims have responded by being more public about their beliefs. The Muslim community has been engaging others and trying to create a collective embrace.

N.H. Primary Leaves Some GOP Candidates Pondering Their Status

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 4:03am

Ohio Governor John Kasich breathed new life into his campaign with a second place finish in the GOP presidential primary in New Hampshire. It was one standout in a surprising night that included a disappointing finish for Senator Marco Rubio.

Hillary Clinton Looks Ahead To Nevada, South Carolina After N.H. Loss

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 4:03am

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders won a convincing victory in New Hampshire, but former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's campaign argues she'll be on stronger footing in the more diverse states ahead.

French Lawmakers Approve Stripping Citizenship From Terrorists

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 4:03am

In France, the lower house of parliament has voted to strip French citizenship from people convicted of terrorism offenses. Lawmakers have already extended until May the country's state of emergency until May, which was put into place after the Paris terrorist attacks in November.

Claiming Emotional Trauma, Chicago Officer Countersues Estate Of Victim He Shot

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 4:03am

A white Chicago police officer who shot and killed a 19-year-old college student wielding a bat is countersuing the teenager's estate. The officer says the incident in which he also accidentally shot and killed a neighbor has caused him serious emotional trauma.

Past Outbreaks Offer Clues To How To Deal With Zika Virus

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 4:03am

Renee Montagne talks to Professor Duane Gubler (GOOB-ler), who has extensively studied previous outbreaks of Zika virus. He says if we had paid closer attention to them, Zika might not be at epidemic proportions now. Gubler directs the Program on Emerging Infectious Diseases at the Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School.

Sanders Needed New Hampshire Victory To Prove His Campaign's Viability

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 4:03am

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders beat rival Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary in New Hampshire by a huge margin. Bill Clinton may have been New Hampshire's "Comeback Kid" of 1992, but Tuesday night, Bernie Sanders claimed his own comeback story.

Donald Trump Scores His First Election Victory

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 4:03am

N.H. voters are known for picking establishment candidates. Results revealed that this time both Democratic and Republican voters preferred outsiders. Winning has been a big theme of Trump's campaign.

Egypt's Foreign Minister: Egypt Has A 'Very High Degree Of Security'

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 3:59am

Sameh Hassan Shoukry, Egypt's foreign minister, speaks with NPR's David Greene about the state of democracy and human rights in his country.

First Black NASA Administrator Charles Bolden 'Pleaded' To Get Into Naval Academy

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 6:47pm

Bolden grew up in segregated South Carolina. One of his state senators, Strom Thurman, blocked his efforts to get to the Naval Academy, but a Hail-Mary letter to Lyndon Johnson helped him get there.

Badger Aids British Archaeologists

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 7:07am

Relics from the Bronze Age were discovered just north of Stonehenge by a burrowing badger. The bronze saw, copper chisel and an archer's wrist guard date back 4,000 years ago.

Swiss City Concerned Silent Disco Would Be Too Loud

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 7:02am

Participants dance to music playing on headphones, rather than over loudspeakers. According to a Swiss paper, the problem with silent discos is that people just can't resist singing along.

Farm Contractors Balk At Obamacare Requirements

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 6:22am

The federal health law is putting farmers in a tough spot. Many contractors supplying workers have to offer health coverage. Insurance is costly and contractors worry about immigration fallout.

N.H. Voters To Decide If Rubio Builds On Iowa Caucuses' Momentum

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 4:09am

Sen. Marco Rubio made his closing argument to New Hampshire voters. Over the weekend, his campaign stumbled in the GOP presidential debate. Will his momentum continue or stall in the Granite State?

Spain's Princess Cristina, Along With 17 others, Are Back In Court For Fraud Case

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 4:09am

Spain's Princess Cristina is expected to give evidence at her trial for tax fraud on Tuesday. The charges range from tax fraud to embezzlement.

In Rio, The Samba Parade Goes On Despite A Wardrobe Malfunction

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 4:09am

NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro donned an elaborate, colorful costume and sambaed her way through Rio's Carnival parade competition — and recovered fast after forgetting to tie a crucial double knot.

TV Review: Samantha Bee's 'Full Frontal' Debuts On TBS

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 4:09am

The Former Daily Show correspondent kicked off her own show — Full Frontal With Samantha Bee — on TBS Monday night — making her the only woman with a news satire show on U.S. television.

With Russia Help, Syrian Government Forces About To Take Control Of Aleppo

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 4:09am

Syrians are fleeing Aleppo under an intensifying Russian assault, and the city looks more likely to fall than ever. Renee Montagne talks to Alexei Borodavkin, Russia's Ambassador to the U.N., who defends the Russian offensive in Aleppo.

How Did Our Reporter Do In Rio's Sambadrome?

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 4:09am

NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro donned an elaborate, colorful costume and sambaed her way through the Carnival parade competition. The question for us: did her team win or lose and could she keep up?

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